Find out which brokers have made the best calls. We break down the number of buy, sell or hold ratings for each stockbroker. You can see all the information in easy to read charts and discover the league table for best and worst brokers based on performance.
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Summary of sell recommendations

In the chart below the columns represent an analysis of correct Sell recommendations by each broker over the last 3 months. The blue section represents Sell recommendations for companies whose share price has dramatically underperformed the FTSE, red represents Sells which have significantly underperformed the FTSE and green represents Sells which have only moderately underperformed the FTSE. See a full explanation of how to use this chart.
Broker >15% 5-15% 0-5% Total
Cantor Fitzgerald 100% 0% 0% 100.0%
Davy Research 0% 0% 100% 100.0%
Peel Hunt 38% 25% 19% 81.3%
Berenberg 36% 21% 21% 78.5%
Haitong Securities 50% 17% 0% 66.7%
Numis 23% 31% 8% 61.6%
Morgan Stanley 0% 44% 17% 61.1%
Kepler Cheuvreux 14% 14% 29% 57.2%
Panmure Gordon 14% 29% 14% 57.2%
Jefferies Interna... 14% 17% 21% 51.7%
Macquarie 22% 22% 6% 50.0%
Investec 17% 17% 17% 50.1%
finnCap 0% 50% 0% 50.0%
Credit Suisse 16% 13% 19% 48.4%
Liberum Capital 21% 15% 10% 46.2%

Super sells

The chart below shows the top 15 banks and stockbrokers who have issued the highest proportion of Sell recommendations which have subsequently shown over 15% share price decrease over the past 3 months. This helps you identify those which most consistently predict dramatic share price decreases.
Broker Super Sell
Cantor Fitzgerald 100.00%
Haitong Securities 50.00%
Peel Hunt 37.50%
Berenberg 35.71%
HSBC 23.08%
Numis 23.08%
JP Morgan Cazenove 22.50%
Macquarie 22.22%
Deutsche Bank 22.22%
Liberum Capital 20.51%
Goldman Sachs 17.39%
Exane BNP Paribas 17.14%
Canaccord Genuity 16.67%
Investec 16.67%
Credit Suisse 16.13%

Good sells

The above chart shows the top 15 banks and stockbrokers who have issued the highest proportion of Sell recommendations which have subsequently shown a share price decrease of between 5% and 15% over the past 3 months. This helps you identify those which most consistently predict significant share price decreases.
Broker Good Sell
Davy Research 100.00%
Kepler Cheuvreux 28.57%
Societe Generale 25.00%
Barclays Capital 22.50%
Goldman Sachs 21.74%
Berenberg 21.43%
RBC Capital Markets 20.69%
Jefferies International 20.69%
Credit Suisse 19.35%
Peel Hunt 18.75%
Nomura 18.18%
JP Morgan Cazenove 17.50%
Morgan Stanley 16.67%
Investec 16.67%
Citigroup 15.38%

Moderate sells

The chart below shows the top 15 banks and stockbrokers who have issued the highest proportion of Sell recommendations which have subsequently shown a share price decrease of between 0% and 5% over the past 3 months. This helps you identify those which most consistently predict moderate share price decreases.
Broker Moderate Sell
finnCap 50.00%
Morgan Stanley 44.44%
Beaufort Securities 33.33%
Numis 30.77%
Panmure Gordon 28.57%
Peel Hunt 25.00%
Macquarie 22.22%
Berenberg 21.43%
Nomura 18.18%
Jefferies International 17.24%
Shore Capital 16.67%
Investec 16.67%
Haitong Securities 16.67%
Citigroup 15.38%
Liberum Capital 15.38%

Poor sells

The chart below shows the top 15 banks and stockbrokers who have issued the highest proportion of Sell recommendations which have subsequently shown a share price increase over the past 3 months. This helps you identify those which most consistently predict a share price decrease when the shares have actually risen in value while their Sell recommendation was in place.
Broker Poor Sell
Goodbody 100.00%
HSBC 69.23%
RBC Capital Markets 68.97%
Shore Capital 66.67%
Beaufort Securities 66.67%
Societe Generale 66.67%
Canaccord Genuity 66.67%
Citigroup 65.38%
Deutsche Bank 61.11%
Goldman Sachs 60.87%
Barclays Capital 60.00%
JP Morgan Cazenove 57.50%
Nomura 54.55%
Exane BNP Paribas 54.29%
Liberum Capital 53.85%